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Canon EOS C300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Canon EOS C300. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and durability. The color and design also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the portability, while there are some mixed opinions about the price.

image quality, design, color, durability, usability


On average, users rate this product 100/100 and experts rate this product 70/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon EOS C300 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the color. The image quality also gets good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Edward Schneckloth (

Canon EOS C300


The Canon EOS C300 camcorder is capable enough for use in broadcast environments, but if you don't need HD-SDI or Genlock output, consider the C100 Mark II as a much more affordable alternative.

Modular design. Supports Canon lens system. Excellent high ISO video quality. Sharp EVF and external monitor. HD-SDI, Time Code, and Genlock output. Dual CF card slots. XLR audio input. Multi-step in-camera neutral density filter

Expensive. Video tops out at 1080p30. Image sensor is not full-frame. AF system struggles in dim light. Lacks onboard shotgun mic. Video quality on par with more affordable cameras

The Canon EOS C300 ($13,999) is the midrange model in the company's lineup of professional video cameras. It sits in between the C100 Mark II ($5,499) and C500 ($19,999) in terms of both price and features. As the middle child in the EOS Cinema family...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Barry Braverman (

First Look: Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera


Amid the hype and hoopla leading up to the camera's introduction at Paramount Studios on November 3, one fact seemed inescapable: the Canon EOS C300 camera will usher in a new era of simple, versatile, high-performance tools for filmmakers. It wasn't...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: David Hague (

My first impressions of the new Canon C300 are simply - wow!


The product manager at Canon for Pro video gear, Charles Montesin has sent us a unit to play with, with a 70~300mm EF lens stapled to the front. And this weekend is the Blues Festival in Echuca. A fantastic subject to test it with!

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

Canon C300 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Although it gets some stick, there are few people who could argue that RED changed cinematography more radically than almost any technological advance

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

Built-in 4K comes to Canon's Cinema C series


Despite bearing the now-universal second-generation indicator "Mark II", Canon's update to its Cinema EOS C300 looks like a considerable update -- at a considerable uptick in price. The current model is going for about $6,500 for the old EF-mount model...

Ergonomic upgrades include improved color on the LCD display and a higher pixel density in the viewfinder; a redesigned clamshell unit that allows for interchangeable, field-serviceable cables; and a cleaner viewfinder view without an information...

Apr, 2015

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Canon Introduce the EOS C300 Mark II


Canon today unveils the EOS C300 Mark II, a new 4K video camera allowing filmmakers and broadcast producers to realise their creative vision in stunning cinematic detail.

Apr, 2015

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Canon EOS C100, C300, C500 Hands-On Preview


We go hands-on with the Canon EOS C100, C300, and C500, the three EOS cinema cameras from Canon.

Sep, 2012

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Canon adds new functionality to the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL


Canon today announced the availability of a new firmware update for the EOS C300 and the EOS C300 PL.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Michael Hession (

Canon C300 Review: For When Your Movie Deserves Better Than A DSLR


Since the Canon 5D Mark II emerged almost four years ago, many pro videographers on a budget have shot their material exclusively with DSLRs. TheyR...

Apr, 2012

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Canon EOS C300 receives broadcaster approval


The EOS C300 is the third professional camcorder from Canon to be approved by the BBC since the start of 2011, joining the XF305 and XF300 Full HD camcorders, which were approved for use in January last year.

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No
Smartphone Remote Control: No


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3